Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or email@example.com
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike.
Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Cold War Cafe in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
A car parking charge Is payable
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Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency
Plan a day, see the opening hours & closure dates for RAF Museum London. Contact us on 020 8205 2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum London by car, train, bus or bike.
Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
Explore our brand new outdoor playground
We now have six charging points for electric vehicles
When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
Specially created for visitors 3 - 8 by our Access and Learning Team
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Join the RAF Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new.
A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for (everyone!)
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WRNS and WRAFs at Warsash Air Station, 1918
1 April 1918
Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) formed (Chief Superintendant Lady Gertrude Crawford)
Introduction of 'air force blue' uniform
WRAF serving in France and Germany
Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) formed (Director Dame Katherine Trefusis-Forbes)
First regulation for the WAAF issued, relating to terms of service, ranks, discipline, uniform and leave
Flf Off Elspeth Henderson, Sgt Joan Mortimer and Sgt Helen Turner awarded the Military Medal for bravery during the Battle of Britain
Defence (Women's Forces) Regulations declared all personnel enrolled in the WAAF members of the Armed Forces of the Crown
National Service Act No. 2 issued, allowing the conscription of women
Air Commandant Lady Mary Welsh appointed Director of the WAAF
Women's Royal Air Force established within the RAF (Director Dame Felicity Peake)
Jean Lennox Bird of the WRAFVR becomes the first woman to be awarded RAF pilot's badge
Flt Lt Julie Gibson became RAF's first operational female pilot
Plt Off Anne-Marie Dawe became first female navigator of Hercules aircraft at RAF Lyneham
WRAF disbanded upon merger with RAF
Flt Lt Jo Salter became RAF's first female fast jet pilot, flying Tornado GR1Bs operationally with No.617 Squadron
Flt Lt Michelle Goodman became the first woman to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Moore appointed first female pilot to serve with the Red Arrows. She will fly with the team from 2010 to 2012, including the Olympics' Opening Ceremony of 2012.
Picture shows : Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Moore
Wg Cdr Nikki Thomas became the first woman to command an RAF fast jet squadron.
Sue Gray, RAF engineer promoted to Air Marshal, the most senior female military officer in the British armed forces.
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